Every Teacher a Language Teacher; Every Child a La..
Every Teacher a Language Teacher; Every Child a Language Learner
Start date: Jun 1, 2015,
End date: May 31, 2017
St Oswalds's Catholic Primary School, Longton, Preston is an average-sized primary school (ages 4-11) with 233 pupils on roll. Our project, 'Every Child a French Learner; Every Teacher a French Teacher', is designed to encourage teachers throughout the school to embed the teaching of French into their daily routines and to motivate our children to engage wholeheartedly with language learning.To achieve this, it is necessary to improve the teaching staff's language competence and confidence and impart new methodology skills. The best way to do this is to allow staff to attend a study visit to France. This will improve their French and provide a variety of lively and engaging teaching ideas which they can use to inspire their pupils. The courses will need to include intensive language tuition, teaching methodology and cultural awareness sessions. These areas will all contribute to the increase in staff confidence and enthusiasm to deliver active and stimulating French lessons. All staff will be invited to express their interest in taking part and will be selected on the basis of their ability to influence the children's progress and cascade their new skills. It is envisaged that four staff will attend over a 1 year period.On completion of the project, each teacher will confidently deliver interesting, varied French lessons and be able to integrate language learning into their daily routines. The participating staff will be able to disseminate their learning to other members of the school community so that everyone benefits. The long-term benefits of this will be children who can confidently communicate in French and have a positive attitude towards continuing their language studies at High School and beyond.
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